Samson Cree Nation
Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada
Samson Cree Nation Territory is increasingly the target of industrial development projects. The Samson Cree Consultation Unit manages projects with industry to ensure that the Samson Cree Nation’s interests and traditional lands are represented.
To assist the Consultation Unit refine and improve their traditional land use information, industry consultation and reporting, ESS developed and implemented the Samson Cree Nation Cultural and Ecological Information Management System (CEIMS). The system has helped to:
- record and manage cultural information
- manage project time frames and guidelines
- develop a cultural monitoring program
- Communicate more effectively with industrial developers about the cultural impacts of development